MAIG costs paid by taxpayers

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by bkt, May 23, 2012.

  1. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    MAIG is Mayors Against Illegal Guns and was started by NYC mayor Bloomberg. It's actual intent is to ban ALL guns, including those legally-owned by responsible people.

    MAIG Coordinators Paid as City Employees, Saves Gun-Hater’s Money
    Posted on May 20, 2012 by Sean Caranna

    Here’s a great way to reduce overhead and be effective at running a national organization dedicated to infringing on the gun rights of everyday people all at the same time… Have cities hire your people for you so that tax payers cover ¼ of your people’s salary and benefits, pay for most of their operational costs, and finance all of their other resources! It also embeds your people as leaders in city government so that you don’t have to lobby there!

    Sounds like another conspiracy theory from the tinfoil hat brigade… Right?

    Back in March, while researching the repeal of some anti-gun ordinances, I stumbled across an Orlando City Council agenda item that grabbed my attention. It was, on its surface, just a mundane action item for the annual contract renewal of a city employee. But this city employee’s job title was, well, unique…

    “Approving Employment Contract for the Grant-Funded Position of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Regional Coordinator.” City of Orlando Website

    The agenda included a budgetary breakdown for how a $75,000 grant from the “United Against Illegal Guns Support Fund” was to be spent.

    $60,000 in salary and benefits for the “MAIG Regional Coordinator”
    $2,000 for Supplies
    $3,000 for “Contractual Services”
    $10,000 for Travel

    Also attached was the Fiscal Impact statement. It showed that this employee’s salary and benefits were expected to cost the city $84,000 for the year. It allocated $24,000 from the city’s “General Fund” to cover the grant’s shortfall.

    Click the link to read the rest. There's a lot more info...
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    This is outrageous but wouldn't surprise me. If anyone can find the info stated I think it should be forwarded to the nra. This has got to be illegal and may be just what we need to shut maig down.
     

  3. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    I hate language filters. Wonder when someone in the media (HA!!) is going to blow the whistle on this.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Letters sent to my Senators.
     
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I imagine those are some good reads.
     
  6. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How many other agendas are paid for with tax dollars? For example, green energy, abortion pros and cons, etc. I believe standards should be set by the federal govt on how much, if any, tax $ should be spent on agendas like this, and how much good, if any, it will benefit Americans.
     
  7. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    That's a really nice idea, but it's not like those in the federal government care what we think or whether what they are doing is legal.
     
  8. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Quote from ruby Tuesday "lose your dreams and you will lose your mind, ain't life unkind?" It's nice to dream once inawhile, isn't it?